THE ZONE is Stammer's fourth album and was released in 2005. The title refers to the close relation between places and music on this album. Places evoke music and music evokes places. The soundtrack of a film can add substantial effect to a film, but more often than not the suggestive and evocative power of music is much stronger without accompanying images. In this sense the music on this CD can be considered as the soundtrack for a non-existing film.
STAMMER grew out of the fascination with sound. Instead of subordinating sound to harmony and melody, pure sound is treated as an extraordinary way of expression. Using synthesizers and computer programs to explore and catch 'found' sounds, serendipity plays an important role in the creation proces.
STAMMER took off seriously in 1997, when the first cassette was produced. Three privately produced CD's followed in 1997, 1999 and 2002. A fourth CD has just been released (May 2005). STAMMER exposes ideas, music and photography on its own web pag (www.stammer.nl)
Similar Artists: Hazard, Fennesz, Scanner, Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Sun Ra, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Weather Report, Can, Faust, Soft Machine.
1. Sun Raish 6:02
The rising of a sun over some outerspace landscape. Reminiscences of the great musician from Saturn.
2. The Zone 5:00
Inspired by the films Stalker and Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky
3. Escalator 4:25
Mind your step
4. Mute 4:22
Music for a silent movie
5. Dropout 4:49
Formerly known as Gatenkaas
6. Fuse 4:35
Stammering almost replaced by soft fusion
7.Central Power Station 4:46
Result of an unexpected visit to an abandoned power station in Teruel
8. Music before Zen Meditation 5:15
Observing the waves come and go
9. Also Stammelte Zarathustra 6:35
Underdog und Übermensch
10. Arch 4:12
Musical transcription of a dome
November 22, 2006 Subject:
better than life
stammer canot be easily described. electronic. yes. but there's a hint of a strange keyboard or two. compositionally things are strange too. all this is of course positive. if you like bizzar you must try this.
July 6, 2005 Subject:
Editor's review DOWNLOAD.COM:
Taking pure, isolated elements of sound and carefully manipulating them in the studio, this Spanish artist crafts minimalist melodies that do something to your brain--bouncing, buzzing, and sparking inside your head like rogue electric wires in a rainstorm. It's subtle stuff you might not catch at first, but once you do, it's mesmerizing.